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Re: [LUG] /opt


On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 22:43:07 -0000, g_remlin <g_remlin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Version 2.3 of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (in part) states:

"/opt is reserved for the installation of add-on application software packages. A package to be installed in /opt must locate its static ïles in a separate /opt/<package> or /opt/<provider> directory tree, where <package> is a name that describes the software package and
<provider> is the providerâs LANANA registered name."


"The directories /opt/bin, /opt/doc, /opt/include, /opt/info, /opt/lib, and /opt/man are reserved for local system administrator use. Packages may provide "front-end" ïles intended to be placed in (by linking or copying) these reserved directories by the local system administrator, but must function normally in the absence
of these reserved directories."

See http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ for details.

If anyone knows of a later version, please post...

What's the difference between /opt and /usr/local? I did read (bits of) the link but to me it seems like they serve the same purpose.

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